December 27-28th, 2023 Camp


Arizona Pole Vault Academy is offering a 2 day pole-vault camp that vaulters of all levels can learn and enjoy. Our camp will immerse vaulters in a hands-on personalized approach to learning every aspect of what it takes to be the best pole-vaulter you can be.

Camp Coaches
Dean Starkey – PR of 19'5" /1997 World Championships Bronze Medalist
Garrett Starkey – PR of 18'5" /Sports Performance Expert
Nathan Hiett – PR of 17'8" /Arizona State University Standout
Tray Oates – PR 18'10" /4th at 2016 Olympic Trials

Our 2-day itinerary may include:

  • Pole-vaulting
  • Video analysis
  • Gymnastics
  • Rope swing
  • Weight training
  • Plyometric training
  • Nutrition
  • Rehab and recovery
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Injury prevention
  • Supplementation
  • Sport psychology
  • Motivation
  • Speed training
  • Progression methodology
  • Round table discussions
  • Recreational activities


2 Day Camp: Camp sessions will be starting at 9am each day and ending at 4pm on the last day. Full itinerary will be made available.

Saturday 9am-5pm (Everyone welcome to stay for dinner, camp fire and games 5-8pm)

Sunday 9am-4pm

Overnighter cost $595 – Includes camp, all meals and sleeping accommodations at the Starkey Ranch.
Commuter cost $395 – Includes camp, lunch and dinner.

Accommodations: Overnighter vaulters will be staying on-site at the Starkey Ranch residence. We can only accomodate up to 10 campers at our house. All meals will be provided. Due to flight/travel considerations, vaulters can arrive and stay at our house the day before and day after camp. 

Deadline: ASAP. Based on availability.

Eligibility: Typically boys and girls ages 12 to 18. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis.

Out of town vaulters: Please arrange your transportation to and from the airport using Uber or Lyft.

Check In: If arriving from out of town you may check in the day before camp starts if needed, otherwise be here before 9am on the first day to get checked in.

Departure: Camp ends 4pm on the final day of camp. Please arrange your transportation accordingly. If you are flying you can make arrangements to stay an extra night to accommodate flight schedules if needed.

Location: 23238 S. Via Del Arroyo, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Registration: Participation in the camp is available on a first come, first serve basis. Limited spots are available.

What To Bring
Running shoes, track spikes, workout cloths, sweat pants and shirt, swim suit, Warm and cold weather casual clothing.

We have an extensive collection of poles. You are welcome to bring your own but you do not need to as you can borrow our poles for no additional charge. You can view our pole inventory on our website.

Refunds: Once camp has started we regret that we cannot issue refunds due to injury, illness or dismissal for disciplinary reasons. Any cancellations before 30 days before the start of camp will be able to receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.  Within 30 days you can request a refund minus a late cancelation fee of $100. Within 7 days of camp no refunds can be given.

AZPVA Philosophy
We take great pride in offering a wide variety of challenging vault related activities in a resort/park/ranch setting. We stress progressive step-by-step skill development, with a safety first motto. Come prepared to make huge gains in your vaulting, make new friends, and trying new stuff. Camaraderie, self respect, and good clean fun are all important aspects of our club.